St George, his Dragon, and other monstrous tales

Cliff Eastabrook AKA The Travelling Talesman will be in March on April 24

Cliff Eastabrook AKA The Travelling Talesman will be in March on April 24 - Credit: Archant

The story of St George’s battle with the dragon will be recounted at March Town Hall later this month as part of the St George’s Day celebrations.

Storyteller Cliff Eastabrook, known as the Travelling Talesman, will bring the story to life as part of his “St George, his dragon and other Monstrous Tales” when he visits the town on Friday April 24.

Cliff said: “The tale of St George is a classic, no matter how often I tell it I still get over involved in the battle. It’s hard to keep up a running commentary when under dragon attack.”

The evening is being organised by local storytelling group Fables, Tales and Folklore, with the aim of enhancing the St George’s Fayre weekend and enabling everyone to hear the tale of how the patron saint of England killed the fire breathing dragon.

St George was adopted as the patron saint of England in the middle-ages after his emblem of a red cross on a white background was chosen as the colours for the soldiers who accompanied King Richard the Lion Heart in the 12th century.

Cliff Eastabrook has been entertaining audiences, across the country from Penzance to York, with his stories since the early nineties. He specialises in myths, legends, folktales and has told stories in gardens, tents, castles, living rooms, basements, pubs, restaurants, museums and even knee-deep in a river.

The performance of “St George, his Dragon, and other Monstrous Tales” starts at 7.30pm (with doors open at 7pm). The performance, during which refreshments will be available, is suitable for adults and children over 14 years of age. Tickets are £7 (£5 for concessions) in advance from Johnson’s Hardware in Dartford Road or reserved by emailing or £8 (£6 concessions) on the door.

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